Colorado voters have a big decision to make next week on a proposal that would overhaul the state's public education system. Amendment 66 is best known as a tax increase for public schools. But it would also change the way schools are funded and enact education reforms, making the state the first state to try to combine taxes and reforms in one proposal.
You may know Sportvision as the creators of the yellow line you see on the field during football broadcasts. But the company makes graphical enhancements for all kinds of sports — and hopes its innovations will make watching games on TV even better than cheering from the sidelines.
Aja Brown made history in the city this past summer when she became the youngest mayor to ever be elected there. She has strong family roots in the place made famous by "gangsta rap," and a long list of ambitious reforms for the long-struggling city south of L.A.
Oregon's health exchange has yet to enroll a single person. Problems with Cover Oregon's website have reduced the state to asking people to submit paper applications for insurance coverage. Then the state has to send them back a form saying how much that insurance will cost. Then a person would send it back to actually enroll.
Three years after bariatic surgery, most people experienced health improvements. Yet some people benefited much more than others. Figuring out those differences would help doctors and patients understand who should have surgery and who should avoid it.
There's a curious twist in the contentious debate over feeding antibiotics to animals in order to make them grow faster. Evidence suggests using antibiotics for growth promotion, at least among pigs, doesn't even make economic sense. But some pork producers don't believe it.
For 2012, Oregon was found to be the least affordable state for center-based care for a married couple with a 4-year-old, ahead of New York, Minnesota and Vermont. Overall, the costs of child care grew up to eight times faster than family income, according to a new study.
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